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About This Model
This beautiful handmade professional vintage flute is in a much higher class than the current Armstrong Heritage flute, which is mass-produced.  It was carefully handmade in the late 60's or early 70's, competing with the top-of-the-line Haynes and Powells at the time, and becoming a prototype of sorts. Tom Green and Jack Moore, who are (and were) well-respected world class flute makers, were at Armstrong at the time. 

See the following about Tom Green and Jack Moore's Relationship to the Heritage division of the Armstrong flute company:
Tom Green
Jack Moore

History of This Particular Flute:


The serial number of this flute traces its origin back to the late 60's or early 70's.

Seems each flute has a story to tell:  This one was originally bought new as a graduation gift for the now principal flutist of the Redwood Symphony, and then was sold again in 1987 to its present owner, who is now only selling it in order to upgrade.

Specs:
-Handmade silver headjoint, body and foot
-classic Heritage headjoint
-open-holes
-18K white gold springs
-pointed key arms
-b-foot w/ gizmo
- in-line g 

Condition
This flute has been extremely well-taken-care-of, and is in excellent condition with no major dents, dings, scratches, or tarnish (there are only a few very minor surface blemishes that are difficult to capture in a photo).  The pads are in good shape and seal well with a light touch all the way down to low B.  Many vintage flutes need a complete overhaul when they are sold, but this flute will need nothing done to it, as it is being professionally serviced (cleaned, oiled and adjusted), and will be completely ready to play with good pads.

Price Comparison
I see other ads for similar used Heritage models stating that a comparable flute like this would cost $6000.  While I can see where this thought comes from, my strong opinion is that, while this is a very nice professional instrument, vintage flutes and current flutes are not directly comparable, as many things have changed in the flute-making world over time.

Asking $1850 plus a small shipping fee.  Worlwide shipping is available in some circumstances.  Please contact me for more information.


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Sell Price: $1,850.00

 
 
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